Overview of the Thai desserts served at the grand ceremonies
Is it that you long to get married in traditional Thai style wedding? Well, the fact is that the concept of such a wedding is pretty similar to that in the other countries. But at the same time the most intriguing piece of Thai conventional wedding is desserts. Not only that but you’ll be surprised to learn that there are 7 desserts that are considered a sign of good omen at the time when a groom propose a bride. (Dessert implies Khanom in Thai language)
Interestingly, the chief ingredients in Thai desserts are eggs, where usually the yokes, sugar, fresh coconut milk and rice flour are used. Whereas baked Thai Desserts constitute its main ingredients as rice flour, sugar and some secret ingredient. Also majority of the desserts comprise of beautiful name like Thong Yip (Thong = Gold, Yip= Grant, Get), Thong Yod (Yod = drop). These desserts have since time immemorial been served in the grand ceremonies or some of them (like Jan Mongkut) even at the royal families or VIP guests in the past. Besides, nowadays such deserts cannot be commonly or easily found in the market.
So, let’s take a look at some of the most sought after Thai deserts which have been served at the lavish ceremonies:
It basically means getting rich by gold i.e wealth in Thai. It is primarily made up of yolks from duck’s eggs, coconut milk then boiled in syrup. The flower shape is acquired by using finger tips. Also when it is prepared well, Yip would never smell of yolks or eggs besides having a sweet taste.
This name refers to unending wealth, getting richer and sustaining wealth. The main ingredients are similar to the ones in Thong Yip but the cooking procedure and shape formation are different. This desert mostly possess a teardrop – shape.
It basically means long lasting love and good fortune due to its golden noodles which are a symbol of positive, long-lasting love. Then of course it has a very good taste.
Sa Neh Chan
It’s name represents charming, loving and attractive. Its basic ingredients range from flesh coconut milk, eggs, rice flour and Chan herb.
This desert holds special significance for the bride and groom as it means faithful. The basic ingredients include eggs, coconut milk and flour.
Khanom Chan or Thai Layer Cake
It actually means advancement in career and consistent success. Its taste is very nice and pleasant!!
It infers to superiority like a King as Mongkut means crown in Thai. Therefore, in the past this dessert was exclusively served to the Royal family. And even now it’s quite rarely available in the market.